Game-based staff training. (Product Spotlight).In My Shoes: Growing Old simulates aging through a game format. Staff players move around the game board, living "in my shoes" as one who is "growing old." After playing the game, staff have more understanding, patience and empathy empathy
Ability to imagine oneself in another's place and understand the other's feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. The empathic actor or singer is one who genuinely feels the part he or she is performing. having "experienced" being "old" and facing its many challenges, losses, joys and emotions.
As effective with veteran staff as it is with new staff, the game reinforces physical, social, financial, spiritual and emotional aspects of aging; common conditions of aging; adaptive devices and treatment available to retain independence; tips to aging gracefully grace·ful
Showing grace of movement, form, or proportion: "Capoeira is a graceful ballet of power and control, artists kicking and jumping in synchronized movement" Alisa Valdes. or to helping others do so; and long-term care long-term care (LTC),
n the provision of medical, social, and personal care services on a recurring or continuing basis to persons with chronic physical or mental disorders. and advanced planning options.
The "curriculum in a box" has an accompanying ac·com·pa·ny
v. ac·com·pa·nied, ac·com·pa·ny·ing, ac·com·pa·nies
1. To be or go with as a companion.
2. facilitator manual packed with instructions, information, resources and original reproducible re·pro·duce
v. re·pro·duced, re·pro·duc·ing, re·pro·duc·es
1. To produce a counterpart, image, or copy of.
2. Biology To generate (offspring) by sexual or asexual means. exercises to create a 1- to 8-hour educational session. This is the newest of four games in the series; each game is available for $89 plus $6 for shipping.
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